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Resources by Topic: Economics and the economy

Challenges for Improving Health Care Access in Rural America: A Compendium of Research and Policy Analysis Studies of Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Centers 2009-2010
Released in July 2010, the compendium is a collection of twenty-four research and policy analysis studies on health care access in rural America from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Centers. Topics covered include health insurance, access to care, the impact of the economic downturn, health workforce shortages, and health system challenges.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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A Matter of Perspective
Addresses the fact that rural America may have limited opportunities for economic recovery efforts.
Author(s): Tom Corbett
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Impact of the Recession on Rural America: Rising Unemployment Leading to More Uninsured in 2009
Presents the results of state and county analysis of unemployment rates nationally in rural (non-metropolitan) and urban areas over the period 2007-February 2009. Discusses the impact of rising unemployment on uninsurance in rural areas and their combined impact on the need for healthcare reform.
Author(s): Timothy McBride, Leah Kemper
Date: 06/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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A Rural Federally Qualified Health Center's Influence on Hospital Emergency Room Uninsured/Medicaid Visits and Costs
Describes research analyzing how Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) influence access to care for the uninsured and what, if any, economic impact this had on the local hospital and surrounding rural community.
Author(s): Betty Smith-Campbell, David Wright, Michael E. Samuels
Date: 04/2008
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Association, Wichita State University, School of Nursing
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